Charlotte Geoghegan

Head of Content, IFSEC and FIREX

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Charlotte Geoghegan (nee Wright) is Head of Content for the Protection & Management portfolio, which includes IFSEC and FIREX live events and IFSEC Global.com
February 5, 2016

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Honeywell Acquires Xtralis

Honeywell has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Xtralis for $480 million.

The world’s largest manufacturer of very early warning aspirating smoke detection systems will become part of Honeywell Security and Fire in a deal which is expected to be completed in the second quarter, subject to regulatory approval.

Funds have been advised by Australasian private equity firm, Pacific Equity Partners, and the US private equity firm, Blum Capital Partners.

This is the latest example of consolidation in the security industry which has seen many high profile acquisitions over recent years.

More to come as the story develops.

Interview with Samir Samhouri

Watch our interview with Xtralis CEO, Samir Samhouri, filmed in May 2015.

Read more about Xtralis on the IFSEC Global Directory.

The Future of Fire Safety: download the eBook

Is the fire protection industry adapting to the post-Grenfell reality fast enough? At FIREX International 2019, Europe's only dedicated fire safety event, some of the world's leading fire safety experts covered this theme. This eBook covers the key insights from those discussions on the developments shaping the profession, with topics including:

  • Grenfell Inquiry must yield “bedrock change” – and soon
  • After Grenfell: Jonathan O’Neill OBE on how austerity and policy “on the hoof” are hampering progress
  • Hackitt’s Golden Thread: Fire, facilities and building safety
  • Fire safety community has to “get on board” with technological changes

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